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  • Greener ways to end poverty
    27.06.2011

    Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development...
  • arborvitae Issue 43 - Attending to gender
    27.06.2011

    Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation. Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary...
  • Day Seven - Mining and World Heritage in Africa
    27.06.2011

    This year, the World Heritage Committee discussed the state of conservation of 53 of the 207 natural World Heritage sites. Of these, almost half are African sites (21 sites), writes Mariam Kenza Ali fo IUCN's World Heritage Programme as the second week of the...
  • arborvitae Issue 43 - La consideración del género
    27.06.2011

    Las mujeres y la propiedad de los bosques: La garantía de derechos de tenencia seguros para ambos sexos puede promover la gestión forestal sostenible y la mitigación de la pobreza. Artículo: Este es el momento para que la comunidad de la silvicultura...
  • Crecen las amenazas por minería en sitios de Patrimonio Mundial
    27.06.2011

    París, Francia. 23 de junio, 2011 (UICN) – La industrias extractivistas y los gobiernos que otorgan licencias para estas actividades, deberían comprometerse a detener toda actividad minera y de exploración y explotación que pueda dañar sitios de Patrimonio...
  • arborvitae 43: Intégration de l’égalité des genres
    27.06.2011

    Femmes et droits de propriété aux forêts: Garantir des droits fonciers sûrs aux femmes et aux hommes, promeut la gestion forestière durable et atténue la pauvreté.  Reportage: Il est maintenant temps que la communauté environnementale et...
  • 拯救我们的物种(SOS):项目招募
    27.06.2011

    拯救我们的物种(SOS)计划开始招募项目,截止日期是2011年8月12日。
  • Day Six - Quel avenir des biens naturels en Afrique du Centre et de l’Ouest?
    24.06.2011

    Les biens naturels de la région Afrique Centrale et de l’Ouest sont caractérisés par leur biodiversité. Mais depuis près de vingt ans, on assiste à une diminution dramatique des populations de faune et à une fragmentation des écosystèmes,  commente...
  • World Heritage - Hungarian style
    24.06.2011

    The World Heritage Committee may make decisions that enter international law. But what impact do these decisions have on the ground? It's important for World Heritage to enter national law as well, and that's just what the Hungarians have been doing.
  • From Youth Forum Nagoya to World Heritage Paris
    24.06.2011

    Lake Turkana is a natural World Heritage Site in northern Kenya, inscribed for its remarkable biodiversity and geological features. Threats to the livelihoods of the local community and the local environment are now known here at the World Heritage Committee...
  • Egypt gender strategy completed
    24.06.2011

    IUCN and partners have completed the development of a national gender strategy for Egypt. The “National Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change in Egypt” was completed in Spring, with IUCN in its role as a leading member of the Global Gender...
  • Working with Sumatra to restore natural wonders
    23.06.2011

    The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia, is now on the List of World Heritage Sites in Danger. IUCN Member, Fauna and Flora International, will be among the groups working with local authorities to address the issues raised and bring this site...
  • Day Five - feet firmly on the ground
    23.06.2011

    As Vice Chair of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) for World Heritage, my role is a bit different from that of my Secretariat colleagues, says Allen Putney as day five of the World Heritage Committee in Paris gets underway.
  • Go4BioDiv Exhibition hits World Heritage
    23.06.2011

    The International Youth Forum “Go4BioDiv”, an IUCN partner, provides young adults from natural World Heritage Sites with a forum and a political platform for issues that concern them. Held at the UN Biodiversity Summit in Japan last year, the organizers are...
  • Day Four - making alliances to make conservation happen
    22.06.2011

    Although I’ve been working on World Heritage in my region since late 2008, and I attend all the regional meetings in Arab states, the actual experience of being at the big World Heritage Committee here in Paris really completes the picture, says IUCN's Haifaa...
  • Back to basics in Paris
    22.06.2011

    The World Heritage Committee in Paris is refocusing its attention on the technical reality of the site reports carried out by IUCN, according to Allen Putney, Deputy Chairman of the World Commission on Protected Areas.
  • Don't forget the birds at World Heritage
    22.06.2011

    IUCN is happy to welcome a number of its Members in to its delegation at the World Heritage Committee in Paris, including Bird Life International. Helen Byron is an International Site Casework Officer with Bird Life International and The Royal ...
  • Tourism threatens World Heritage in Japan
    21.06.2011

    There are three natural World Heritage Sites in Japan. But as in many other areas of the world, these sites are facing a range of challenges, the most important of which is tourism, according to Yoshida Masahito, Chair of the Japan National Committee for IUCN...
  • World Heritage in Egypt
    21.06.2011

    Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, is Egypt's only natural World Heritage Site. It contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales: Archaeoceti.
  • Day Three - List of World Heritage in danger
    21.06.2011

    The World Heritage Committee today discussed the remaining issues that it couldn't address yesterday, including the Recommendations of the International Expert Meeting on World Heritage and Buffer Zones and the evaluation of the Reinforced Monitoring...
  • Day Two - preserving our past and building our future
    20.06.2011

    This is the  first time I've ever attended such a grand meeting. I arrived at the UNESCO Centre early in the morning, feeling a bit nervous, humbled but all excited, says IUCN's Yichuan Shi. 
  • Patrimoine mondial en Afrique de l'ouest
    20.06.2011

    On trouve des sites du patrimoine mondial dans le monde entier, et de nouvelles inscriptions sur la liste du patrimoine mondial sont envisagées dans presque tous les continents. Selon Youssouph Diedhiou, qui travaille pour le Programme des aires protégées de...
  • Keep World Heritage standards high
    19.06.2011

    The UNESCO World Heritage Committee opens its annual meeting in Paris today. The Committee will announce the new remarkable natural and cultural areas that have made it to the list of World Heritage Sites. A total of 42 sites are considered for...
  • Day One - biggest World Heritage meeting ever
    19.06.2011

    It’s the first day at the World Heritage Committee, a year since the last meeting in Brasilia. As this year’s meeting has been moved to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris we are in familiar surroundings, but in the biggest and best rooms in the building. 1300...
  • Mantener criterios elevados en el Patrimonio Mundial
    19.06.2011

    El Comité del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO iniciará su reunión anual el 19 de junio en París. El Comité anunciará cuáles son las áreas naturales y culturales sobresalientes que se añadirán a la Lista de sitios del Patrimonio Mundial. Este año se examinarán...

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